The Call of Ephesians

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A fresh word from the South Texas District Superintendent.

The Call of Ephesians: Building the Church of Today

God's Word tells us warfare surrounds us.

Get set. Ready your armor. A spiritual war is on, and you are being asked to fight.

The New Testament book of Ephesians is divided into two clear segments. First, Paul presents the truths that form the foundation of a Christian life. Second, Paul shows us how these truths enable us to live out our commitment to God as a holy community of dedicated believers and soldiers in the army of the Lord.

It’s only when we live out the truths of Christ that our armor begins to shine, and we become a testimony to the lost that will draw them to Christ.

Paul understood that legalism can become a hindrance to our Christian walk and that we must focus on Christ and Christ alone. When our faith hits the road, God is there with us. He challenges us to trust Him to walk at our side through every challenge we might face.

When we do, we become mighty warriors in God’s army.

That’s Paul’s message in a nutshell, and it’s vital we take it to heart.

A Word from the Author:

Paul of the New Testament is the ultimate example of what God’s salvation power can do to take a sinner and turn their life around.

This book is a plan to enable you to become a Paul – a power Christian – someone able to build a better Church and fight the warfare that is our Christian walk in the 21st century.

Consider this your manual and training guide. That’s certainly what Ephesians is. In the pages of this book, I’ve tried to expound on and clarify Paul’s intent. His words were applicable to the 1st century Christians, and they will equip the modern-day Church to march to victory against Satan and his evil minions.

Tim R. Barker, D. Min.

About Tim:

Reverend Tim R. Barker is the Superintendent of the South Texas District of the Assemblies of God which is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

He is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Ministries/Biblical Studies, with a minor in music. He also received a Master of Arts in Practical Theology from SAGU and received his Doctorate of Ministry Degree from West Coast Seminary.

Reverend Barker and his wife, Jill, married in 1983, have been blessed with two daughters. Jordin and her husband, Stancle Williams, who serves as the South Texas District Youth Director. Abrielle and her husband, Nolan McLaughlin, are church planters of Motion Church in San Antonio. The Barkers have four grandchildren, Braylen, Emory and Landon Williams and Kingston McLaughlin.

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Our Heart His Mission

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Women Across South Texas Celebrating Each Other

Our Heart His Mission: Daily Devotions from STX Women

Our Heart His Mission is a collaboration between the women of the South Texas Assemblies of God.

We began the process of assembling this book, then came Covid-19 to challenge our plans to bring it into print.

Closures. Quarantines. Working from home. We missed the connection of Sunday mornings, weekly outings, and shared experiences with our families and friends.

Yet, if 2020 taught us anything, it was to step back and evaluate our lives. Staying home and quarantining made us realize just how special our time together in Jesus really is. Our dream for this book didn't fade. It became more vital than before.

It was an opportunity for God to speak a Word of power over the challenges we faced. We needed to break through the roadblocks the devil was throwing against us.

The book you hold in your hand, Our Heart His Mission, is a result of the ladies in our South Texas District opening their hearts and revealing the truths God was speaking into their lives throughout the devastation of 2020. Ladies across our district, sharing their hearts, refusing to give up, still on a mission for Jesus.

Look for titles such as:

"Beautifully Broken"

"Called. Equipped. Qualified."

"God Is the God that Sees Me"

"Little Foxes"

"Choose Maranatha"

"Legacy of Joy"

"Just Be Held"

Plus 33 more ... in all, 40 engaging, inspiring and spiritually uplifting devotions that will invigorate and renew your connection with God.

We all have stories of God's goodness to tell. Be inspired to write your own. Like the devotionals in this book, it may become a blessing to someone who needs to hear your story of God's amazing grace.

About Jill Barker:

Jill Barker is the South Texas Women's Ministries Director. She is married to Tim Barker, Superintendent for the South Texas District of the Assemblies of God. Jill and Tim have devoted their lives to spreading the Gospel and winning souls to Christ. Jill contributed to this book ("Little Foxes") but shares that the STX Women are the real authors. She is honored to oversee the process of sharing the hearts and experiences of the women in her district in this amazing and heartfelt collection of devotions.

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